Chicco Inc. has issued a recall on 18,000 of their KeyFit and KeyFit 30 Car Seats manufactured between February 26, 2008 and March 17, 2008. The recall concerns only the base of the car seats, which are sold with the KeyFit, KeyFit 30 and Cortina Travel Systems as well as separately.
A child is more vulnerable to injury in an automobile accident if the defective bases were installed with the LATCH method. The webbing used to tighten the base of the car seat can slip through the adjustment lock. If the webbing were to slip during a car wreck, the child safety seat could move, increasing the possibility of injury to the child.
Families who have purchased the car seats manufactured with these bases should contact Chicco toll-free at 1-800-807-8817 for a replacement base.
If you were involved in an automobile accident in which your child may have suffered injuries due to a defective KeyFit or KeyFit 30 car seat base, contact the Kenosha product liability lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 1-866-499-4700 to discuss your case and to determine your legal options.